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“Pretty nice” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Ogallala
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   501 Stage Coach Drive, Ogallala, NE 69153   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ogallala
Woodland, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Pretty nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were traveling with our dogs when we stayed at this hotel and requested a room by the door. When we arrived, they had put us in a room that was not close to an outside door, which they noticed and moved us. We were very pleased with our room and the service from the front desk. We ordered room service for breakfast, it was hot and delicious when it arrived.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ogallala, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
I,m happy we were able to accommodate your pet during your stay and had the opportunity to place you in a room convenient for you. During our busy fill season that is not always possible but we will certainly address requests that will aid your stay with us if the option is there. Thank you for your comments regarding your breakfast. I will pass your compliments to the breakfast room staff. Thanks again, we hope to see you again soon!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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173 reviews 173 reviews
51 hotel reviews
Reviews in 87 cities Reviews in 87 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

As far as hotels go, this one was nice enough... clean room, comfortable beds & pillows, etc... but there is no pool! I've never heard of an HIE not having a pool! The kids were so disappointed! Another thing I really don't like is that the sink & mirror aren't actually "in" the bathroom, they're right outside of it so it makes it hard to get up & get make up on & hair fixed without waking everybody else up. I will finish by saying that the breakfast left a lot to be desired, which usually isn't the case at an HIE. NOTE: If you want to stay here, or anywhere in this area, you really need to have a reservation. So many people were turned away because the hotels were all full.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ogallala, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thank you for your input regarding your stay. Unfortunately, we cannot build a pool on this site due to the water table and our proximity to the South Platte River and the pond north of the parking lot. As an option, we do offer a free pass to the Goodall Recreation Center an elaborate newer facility that houses an indoor Olympic sized pool and an extensive exercise facility with a walking track. Its around 5 minutes in to town where it is located. Most persons that use this facility appreciate the opportunity to use it. As for our breakfast, not knowing your circumstances the morning of your stay, we usually get rave reviews associated with our hosts that do an excellent job of keeping the breakfast items stocked. We follow the franchise guidelines as to what we can serve and serve the same items as all other Holiday Inn Express Hotels. Unfortunately, we can't control the flow of persons using the breakfast room at any one particular time and that can occasionally lead to the time it takes to prepare heated items that must be cooked properly. Good idea regarding needing a reservation. I-80 is the busiest Interstate in the nation running from San Fran. to NYC, with a combination of vacation travelers, business travelers, and truckers. Area summer events often create a lack of rooms available for walk in travelers throughout the city and nearby counties as well. Thank you again. We hope we are given the opportunity to serve you again soon!
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Ankeny, Iowa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Who builds a hotel 500 feet from the interstate? Obviously Holiday Inn thought it was a good idea and if you can deal with the noise we had a pretty decent stay. Our room faced the interstate and we were able to alleviate some of the noise by turning our air conditioning so the fan ran constantly. The couple traveling with us had a room that was on the opposite side of the hotel and did not have any excessive noise to deal with. All other aspects of our stay were very good and breakfast was among the best I have ever eaten at a hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the north side of the hotel.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ogallala, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Thank you for staying with us. Unfortunately, location of motels often place them in proximity of Interstates, Highways, Avenues, that come with some traffic noise. Most of the franchises here come with a certain degree of your concern. We do offer ear plugs if a guest desires them, and we try to make sure the windows are totally latched to filter out as much noise as possible. If not it can make a difference that even the air conditioner / fan cant totally cover up. Typically the Interstate traffic dies down from dusk to dawn, but not always to everyone's satisfaction. I'm happy the rest of your stay was to your satisfaction. We look forward to serving you again when traveling to Ogallala.
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Elgin, IL
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This hotel was a little bit more expensive than the neighboring hotels, but after taking a look at the others, was well worth it. We got a nice, clean room, and the bed was super comfortable. The breakfast in the morning was great.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barry J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ogallala, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
We're glad you chose our hotel for your stay and found it to meet your expectations. Our hotel offers a great value for the price paid and our goal is to consistently offer the best rooms and service in the area. Our Express Start Breakfast and service staff is second to none. Thank you for staying Holiday Inn Express, Ogallala. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel is just off the interstate. The parking lot is a bit small if you are towing a trailer There are restaurants with bars within walking distance.The hotel's decor is western which suits the area. Our room was very clean, but not that quiet as we on the side facing the interstate. . All staff we encountered we lovely and friendly. There is no pool at this hotel, but they have an agreement with the City so guests may use that pool; you'd need to drive there. The breakfast was the usual fair you'd expect and the hostesses made our breakfast time very enjoyable. Total for a King room on a Friday $134.87

Room Tip: Ask to be in a room on the parking lot side; the interstate side is a bit noisy.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ogallala, responded to this review, June 23, 2014
Thank you for your review and input. Unfortunately, being an Interstate hotel the traffic noise occasionally is noticeable. One option is we provide ear plugs at the front desk if desired as a solution. Usually the AC unit will block out the noise, but it's hard to block out some semis that have to use their load jake breaks when exiting. All hotels in the area face the same dilemma. If available a north side room is a good option as well. Thanks for staying with us, we look forward to seeing you again when traveling to or through Ogallala.
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David City, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Front Desk staff were very friendly. Great western atmosphere. Clean and comfortable rooms. As usual for Holiday Inn, the beds were great. Breakfast selection was more than what we usually get. Lots of hot teams along with pancakes, muffins, yogurt eggs, etc. Very happy overall.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Barry J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ogallala, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thank you we appreciate your feedback. Our goal is to meet your lodging expectations in every manner possible. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

First off, this is a great hotel. The staff was great and the lobby was in a western décor that was very nice. The room itself was spacious and very clean. the bathroom was a bit small but not really an issue. The bed was comfortable and clean. We didn't hear any noise throughout the night and slept very well.

The breakfast was above average for a "free" hotel breakfast with very tasty buiscuts and gravy, eggs, sausage, pancakes etc. The rolls and muffins were of a bakery quality and had several types to choose from. The ladies that were taking care of the food and the eating area were very attentive.

The price was a bit on the higher side but that's the only negative to this property and a small one at that.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Barry J, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Ogallala, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you we appreciate your review and I will share your comments with our staff. Input such as yours helps us with future renovation plans. We look forward to serving you again soon!
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Address: 501 Stage Coach Drive, Ogallala, NE 69153
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Location: United States > Nebraska > Ogallala
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Ogallala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Ogallala 2.5*
Number of rooms: 71
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Inn Express, Ogallala, NE, located 3 hours from Denver, 4 hours from Lincoln, and 4 1/2 hours from Omaha via Interstate 80,exit 126. We invite you to visit Nebraska's Cowboy Capitol and Recreational Capitol! Known for it's role as the end of the Texas Trail Drives in the late 1800's, Ogallala has been designated as Nebraska's Cowboy Capitol. Boot Hill, the town's first cemetery, is now a historic park and tombstone history of early Ogallala. As home of Nebraska's largest playground, Lake McConaughy, also reigns as Nebraska's Recreation Capital. It's a little bit of "Paradise" right here in Nebraska. A treasure that brings folks from all over to enjoy the serenity of the white sand beaches and the brilliant blue skies of Nebraska. Add Great hunting, fishing, bird watching, watersports, and plenty of crystal clear water - paradise! Hotel amenities include it's free signature complimentary Express Start hot breakfast. It includes biscuits and gravy, omelet or scrambled eggs, bacon or regular and turkey sausage, fruit, juices, cereals, breads/pastries, and even hardboiled eggs. We have also created the world's best tasting cinnamon roll and a unique, one of a kind pancake machine. Visit Ogallala,and the western themed Holiday Inn Express Hotel. 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award from Trip Advisor. ... more   less 
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